A/N: A far-fetched idea. This is a collection of songfics from the album Couldn't Have Said It Better by Meatloaf. I'm trying to write a story for each song. Each song is its own story. So if you are reading them and think "Hey, this doesn't mesh with the last one" that's because its not really supposed to. Make sense? Okay then. The songs have also been edited for "time". Meatloaf fans understand this because some of his songs are very long. (Did you know Paradise by the Dashboard Light was originally 23 minutes long? How did they ever get it down to only 8?)

A/N 2: I'm having a bit of trouble with the last song, Forever Young. If anyone has an idea, could you please message me? I would greatly appreciate it.


Couldn't Have Said It Better

It was 1800 hours when Ziva finally stepped into the elevator to go home. As the doors were starting to shut, a hand slipped in and stopped them. Tony slid into the elevator with ease. "Going home to a bubble bath, Zee-Vah?" he asked with a smile. Instead of her normal retorts, she just rolled her eyes and ignored him.

Little Lady, I think there's something on your mind.
I've know you long enough to know
The words are not that hard to find.

"Is everything alright?"

"I am fine, Tony," she responded just a little too quickly.

And the harder you try and the longer you go
Well, there's nothing but love in those eyes anymore
You know what to say but you never know how
You can keep your mouth shut cuz it doesn't really matter right now

"Do you wanna talk about-."

"There is nothing to talk about."

I will guide you all the way
Because I know exactly what you're trying to say

You have the right to remain silent
I'll get the lights. You get that smile.

"Ziva…?" She turned and faced him. She opened her mouth as if she were going to say something, then closed it when she thought better of it. The elevator doors opened and she started towards her car. Tony gave her a small head start before heading for his car as well.

And you say nothing at all
Well, I couldn't have said it better myself
Tonight the conversation takes the fall
Just love me like you love nobody else

Ziva was sitting in a chair she placed in front of her window. She saw Tony drive by her apartment a few times before he finally decided to stop. She knew why he was here. She was sure he knew what she wanted to say in the elevator. He probably saw it on her face. She didn't want to admit it, but maybe being here, with NCIS, had softened her a bit. She hadn't killed anybody in a while.

She saw him slowly walking up the walkway. She stood up from her chair and stepped back from the window. She wasn't sure if she wanted to answer the door yet. If he saw her sitting in the window, it would make her decision that much harder. Angels, help me, she thought as he knocked at her door.

Meatloaf:I see the angels, they're standing right outside your door
Girl:They're watching over me, they're watching over us all
Meatloaf: You can send them home tonight, because you won't need them anymore
Girl: In your arms I think I've found the safest place to fall

Ziva opened the door and met Tony's eyes. He seemed a little taken aback that she answered so quickly. He had a feeling she was watching him while he walked up to her door. For a few seconds they just looked at each other silently. She slowly moved aside so Tony could enter her apartment.

Meatloaf & Girl: When I step in the door and I stare at your face
There are so many things that I wish I could say
Well, I struggle with words but they put up a fight
You can keep your mouth shut, because it doesn't really matter tonight

Ziva took Tony's hand and examined how perfectly they seemed to fit together. When she looked up at his face, she saw that he, too, was looking at their hands. He started rubbing his thumb over the top of her hand gently. When his eyes met her's she saw that she had not made a mistake.

I will guide you all the way tonight
Because I know exactly what you're trying to say

She started leading him towards her bedroom. He didn't resist.

Girl: You have the right to remain silent
I'll get the light...
Meatloaf & Girl: You get that smile
Meatloaf:And you say nothing at all
Well I couldn't have said it better myself
Tonight the conversation takes the fall
Just love me like you love nobody else

Tony stopped her right outside the door. She gave him a concerned glance. He looked from her face, to the bedroom door. She was starting to think he was having second thoughts about this; about her. He looked to her face one more time before leaning in and gently kissing her lips.

And I know you feel the same
You've been searching for the words
Now you know what to say

He scooped her up into his arms and pushed her door open. He laid them both down on her bed. She pushed him over and climbed on him. The look in her eyes saying, I will be on top.

Meatloaf & Girl: This is the moment we've been waiting for
Girl: If I exercise my right
Meatloaf: And I will take your body language
Meatloaf & Girl: And hold it against you tonight

Meatloaf: And I know you feel the same
Meatloaf & Girl: I've wondered all my life, if this moment comes would I know what to say

They lay tangled up in each other and what sheets she had left on the bed; listening to each others deep, ragged breaths.

Meatloaf: Then you say nothing at all
Girl: So many times I've stumbled on the words that I've wanted to say
Meatloaf: Then you say nothing at all
Girl: So many thought I should have just let my heart explain
Meatloaf: Then you say nothing at all
Girl: So many ways we could turn the words around
Meatloaf: You said nothing at all
Girl: So many nights our hearts came crashing to the ground
Meatloaf: You say nothing at all
Girl: So many dreams that are finally coming true
Meatloaf: Well, I couldn't have said it better myself
Girl: Now you finish me off when you finish my thoughts the way you do

"Ani ohevet otcha," she said, unknowingly in her native tongue.

Tony laughed. "I couldn't have said it better myself," he said turning towards her and kissing her once again.

You say nothing at all
Well I couldn't have said it better myself
Tonight the conversation takes the fall
Just love me like you love nobody else